High School Sports

Canfield stuns Niles in fourth

NILES - Canfield stunned Niles with three fourth-quarter scores, erasing a two-touchdown Red Dragon lead on the way to a 23-21 victory in the All-American Conference Red Tier.Vinnie Fiorenza threw for a touchdown and ran for another, before Sam Accordino knocked home the game-winning 25-yard ...

G-Men, 6-0, face schedule challenge

The Garfield G-Men are off to a hot start, as they currently find themselves undefeated heading into Week 7. However, the heart of their schedule begins tonight when they host Crestwood, a school that routed the G-Men, 53-14, a year ago."They're (Crestwood) a really good football team," ...

Brookfield golfers win district title

Larry Smoot saw a sign-up sheet this time last year.He was watching then-junior Bryce Schell play as an individual at the 2015 Division III district boys golf tournament at Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance. Smoot, the Brookfield High School coach, thought signing up for the Marlington ...

Mathews volleyball grounds Rockets for five-game win

MECCA - It may have taken four games, but the Mathews volleyball team solved the puzzle and blew past Maplewood in the fifth set to topple the Rockets, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19, 19-25, 15-5, at Oscar W. Grant Gymnasium on Thursday night."I think we were just going through the motions," Mathews coach ...

3 locals to D2 district tennis

BOARDMAN - John F. Kennedy's Kaytlin Marlatt, Lakeview's Laura Garvin and Ursuline's Lexi Tsudis all advanced to the Division II district girls tennis tournament next week at Akron's Springside Racket and Tennis Club.Marlatt, the No. 1 seed at the Boardman sectional, defeated Liberty's Bryanna ...

Challenge accepted

HOWLAND - Despite the fact his team had taken 18 shots in the first half, Howland coach Joe Megyesi didn't think it was enough.He addressed the issue at the half and the Tigers responded with two goals in toppling Boardman, 3-1, Wednesday night at Lombard Field."To be perfectly honest, I didn't ...

Downey, LaBrae quickly reach soccer milestone

LEAVITTSBURG - The numbers don't lie, and yet still, LaBrae High School girls soccer coach Diane Downey insists she didn't earn her 100th career victory last week.Nope, it wasn't Downey, who started soccer at LaBrae 10 years ago. She might have been on the sideline, but it was the program ...

Area trio advances in D-II

BOARDMAN - Kennedy's Kaytlin Marlatt, Lakeview's Laura Garvin and Liberty's Bryanna Landers all advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division II Northeast District girls tennis tournament with victories on Wednesday. All of them will compete this afternoon at Boardman High School, as they look ...

Lakeview runs past Hubbard

CORTLAND - Volleyball coaches tell you how valuable the momentum in a match is until their blue in the face.The reason for that is a player riding that wave of emotion is dangerous while the player on the other side of it is just trying to keep that wave from crashing.Lakeview found itself on ...

Howland’s Elisco heading to quarterfinals

Two area girls tennis players have advanced to the quarterfinals of their respective sectional tournaments. Howland's Isabella Elisco and Canfield's Emily Hofsess are now one step closer to districts with their victories on Tuesday.Elisco, the fourth seed, particpates in the Division II ...

Boardman boys golf advance to Division I district

ALLIANCE - The Boardman Spartans finished second in the Division I Northeast District boys' golf sectional held at Alliance's Tannenhauf Golf Club on Tuesday. Boardman advances to Division I district tournament play at Hinkley's Pine Hills Golf Club, next Monday, Oct. 10.Boardman (306) finished ...

Poland girls golf head to Division II state tournament

CANTON - The Poland Bulldogs finished third at the Division II girls golf Northeast District tournament held at Canton's Tam O'Shanter Hills Golf Course on Tuesday. Poland will now advances to the Division II state tournament, held on Oct. 14-15 at The Ohio State University Gray Course in ...

McDonald, Ridge’s Palmer win ITCL

McDONALD - McDonald's boys and girls cross country teams captured Inter Tri-County League Championships Tuesday on their home course of Woodland Park.The boys held off second-place South Range, 29 to 66, while the girls dominated with 15 points. The closest girls team was South Range with ...

Eagles advance into top poll spot

Seven points allowed, and 192 points scored.The John F. Kennedy Eagles football team's suffocating defense has dominated through the first six weeks of the season.On Monday, the 6-0 Eagles were recognized for their performance as they were ranked No. 1 in Division VII in the latest Associated ...

Disappointing draw

LORDSTOWN - The Maplewood and Lordstown boys soccer teams entered Monday's battle with a chance to take the inside track in the Northeastern Athletic Conference race. The Rockets and Red Devils left the field at Lordstown playing catch-up following a 1-1 draw."This was a very poor performance ...

Newton Falls girls rally past LaBrae, 4-2

LEAVITTSBURG - It had been a while since Rick Giuliano last saw his Newton Falls girls soccer team play with the kind of energy he was used to seeing.The Tigers came into a matchup with LaBrae going through a bit of a lull. In fact, the last time Newton Falls won a game, it came against the ...

Game is in the blood of Howland’s Murcko

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Howland senior volleyball player Cassie Murcko had the sport in her bloodlines, and eventually, she became hooked. Hooked for life, for that matter.Both of her parents have played volleyball, and her mother played at Youngstown State, back in the day. ...

JFK tennis rolling into sectional play

First-year John F. Kennedy girls tennis coach Brian Fry couldn't be more pleased with the outcome of his first season at the helm, thus far.The Eagles are 15-3, going into the Division II Northeast District sectional tournament at Boardman (Boardman/Struthers Tennis Complex), and their No. 1 ...

Mathews, McDonald golfers focusing on district action

Mathews' Emily Koehler and McDonald's Joey Ragazzine are amongst six area golfers in Divisions II and III to qualify for OHSAA district tournament play next week. Koehler came out of the Division II girls sectional as the No. 1 qualifier, while Ragazzine is the No. 2 qualifier coming out of the ...

Lakeview handles Champion, 4-1

CORTLAND - Josh Kelly and his Lakeview teammates had seen it happen before. Champion had scored early and rode away with a win in the Division II district tournament a year ago. This time, the Bulldogs' rivals would leave with a loss despite the early goal after Josh Kelly fed teammates for ...